Soccer wins in 2 overtime thriller

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Soccer wins in 2 overtime thriller

Senior Madison Smith approaches UW-Eau Claire defenders while two of her teammates look on.

Senior Madison Smith approaches UW-Eau Claire defenders while two of her teammates look on.

Hannah Preissner

Senior Madison Smith approaches UW-Eau Claire defenders while two of her teammates look on.

Hannah Preissner

Hannah Preissner

Senior Madison Smith approaches UW-Eau Claire defenders while two of her teammates look on.

Becca Glisczinski, Reporter

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The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team defeated UW-Eau Claire in a 2-1 double-overtime win last Saturday.

The Titans had 10 shots on goal all game, and goalie Anna Sveiven of Eau Claire saved eight.

Juniors Addie Schmitz, Tory Schumann and Mallory Knight, senior Maddie Morris and sophomore Amber Richter all had at least two attempted goals.

Eau Claire’s Hannah Schaetzel gave the Blugolds an early lead by scoring in the 55th minute with an assist from Emily Sullivan.

Senior goalie Madelyn Runyan had an unassisted goal in the 90th minute to tie the game 1-1.

Schmitz gave the Titans the win with a goal in overtime, assisted by sophomore Mackenzie Bennett, in the 103rd minute.

“We knew having Eau Claire come to us meant that they would be a little unsteady playing on turf, since they are use to playing on grass at their home field,” junior Delaney Karl said.

Schumann said Eau Claire is a good team and their aggressiveness was something they had to plan for.

“The biggest challenge was how physical they were,” Schumann said. “If you held on to the ball for too long you knew they were coming in full force.”

On Wednesday, UWO took on UW-Stevens Point at Goerke Field in Stevens Point. For updates on that game, go to uwoshkoshtitans.com to see stats and a recap of the contest.

The Titans sit at fourth in the conference as of Oct. 22 with a 2-2 record. They have three conference games left, including the UWSP game, before the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship tournament begins on Nov. 5.